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Rusty’s Reading List 2017 | May 8, 2017

MuybridgesHorsesRobWinger

 

I picked this book up after seeing Rob Winger do a reding at VERSeFest a couple of years ago, but until I cracked it recently, I didn’t really know what I was getting.
This isn’t your average poetry collection. Instead it is a cohesive whole telling the story of Edweard Muybridge, a photographic pioneer. This is a fascinating look at an interesting person, but moreover it is a fascinating look at the the world of visuals abstracted through words.
One of my favourite parts of the book is where he lists photos my subject matter, without showing the picture, so you can picture them conceptually. This allows you to do different things, like notice the difference between how men and women are posed.

My favourite section of the book came from Muybridge’s time on a coffee plantation in Guatemala, with its added splash of socio-political commentary, subtly, through picture stake and not displayed.

 

Books read in 2017

Muybridge’s Horses – Rob Winger
Trouble Boys – The True Story of the Replacements – Bob Mehr
A Magical Mystery Tour – Inside the Coach House Press
Arc Poetry Magazine #80
Dancing Alone – William Hawkins
Peter F. Yacht Club #24
Canticles I (MMXVI) – George Elliott Clarke
Touch the Donkey #9
Touch the Donkey #12
Arc Poetry Magazine #81
The Emperor of Water Clocks – Yusef Komunakaa
Warhorses – Yusef Komunyakaa
The Mosquito Coast – Paul Theroux
Guff Ink – Wes Ryan
Hurting God – Rita Ann Higgins

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